Tag Archives: Befeqadu Hailu

BefeQadu Z. Hailu: Memoirs of my detention at Awash 7: Tales of indoctrination, laughter & the unknown

31 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Addis Standard

Wakoma Tafa was planning to get married on Sunday, Oct.10, 2016. But just three days before his wedding he was arbitrarily detained around Alem Gena, 25k west of Addis Abeba, a city within the special zone of the Oromia Regional State. On the day set for his wedding, Wakoma was taken to Awash 7 Federal Police Training Center, which is now serving as a temporarily ‘rehab center’ (Tehadiso Maekel) to discipline ‘suspected’ political protesters detained under Ethiopia’s sweeping State of Emergency.
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Zone 9: The Growing Gulag in Ethiopia

9 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International

In Ethiopia, an ever-increasing number of journalists, opposition members, activists, and other dissenting voices, are imprisoned in the eight zones of the infamous Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa.
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